Upcoming Events

CAN WE AFFORD OLD AGE? TUESDAY, 7 JULY 2015 6:00PM - 8:30PM

CIS Lectures and Forums | Deloitte Sydney |

Australia is getting older. Rising life expectancy brings with it the prospect of not years but decades in retirement. Can we afford the costs of old age? Will superannuation give retirees the standard of living they want? Is pension spending sustainable if it will triple over the next 40 years? Speakers: Jeremy Cooper (Chairman, Retirement Income at Challenger Limited), Dr Cassandra Goldie (CEO, Australian Council of Social Service), Simon Cowan (CIS Research Fellow and Target30 Director) and Matthew Taylor (CIS Research Fellow)   Read More...

The Liberty and Society Student Conference / 17-19 JULY / PERTH/ APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Liberty and Society Student Conference | Rendezvous Hotel Perth Central |

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE 17 -19 JULY 2015 CONFERENCE.   Read More...

Religion & the Roots of Liberal Democracy, WEDNESDAY, 22 JULY 2015 6:00PM - 7:30PM

CIS Lectures and Forums | The Centre for Independent Studies |

Professor Woodberry will examine the relationship between religion and democracy in the processes of post-Enlightenment modernisation. In particular, he will discuss the development and spread of religious liberty, mass education, massprinting, newspapers, voluntary organizations, and colonial reforms, and consider their contribution to the formation of stable democracies.   Read More...

Pope Francis, Laudato Si’ and the Market Economy: Good Intentions, Flawed Economics, THURSDAY, 30 JULY 2015 6:00PM - 7:30PM

CIS Lectures and Forums | The Centre for Independent Studies |

While the genuineness of Pope Francis’s concern for those in poverty is unquestionable, Dr. Samuel Gregg argues that many of the economic ideas expressed in his encyclical Laudato Si’ not only reflect flawed thinking about the nature of free markets but are also unlikely to substantially address the economic challenges faced by those who he seeks to helps.   Read More...